Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March speaker

Our guest for March is Shirleen Kistner, the owner of Vintage Yarns in Lambertville, Michigan. Shirleen will be here for the Atlanta Sewing Expo, where she will be teaching the following classes:
Sparkling Crystal Spiral Twist
Learn to use Swarovski Crystals to your best advantage and make a beautiful sparkling bracelet in the process. An excellent introduction to bead weaving, the class focuses on working with beads and crystals, sharing many techniques. Leave with your completed piece of jewelry and the skills to create many other beaded jewelry projects.

The Beaded Button
Learn to create unique and dazzling buttons for your clothing, coat, purse and even your shoes. Your buttons will be beautiful . . . so beautiful you’ll be thinking of creative ways to use them just so you can have fun making more! This class will help you become more creative as a designer.

Alternative Knitted and Crocheted Edge Treatments
Discover interesting edges for your shawls and scarves! Learn different stitches including yarn over knitted edges, crocheted edges with beads and more.

Free-Form Knit and Crochet Wallet
Discover the joys of combining knitting and crocheting when you create a beautiful free-form quilted wallet. Learn everything you need to know about working free-form (no counting!) as you incorporate yarn, texture and style into your project. It’s so much fun, you’ll want to make more projects – maybe a coordinating purse
For our guild, she will be speaking about free-form knitting. The picture at top is an example of Shirleen's work. This looks to be an inspiring way to use up stash, novelty yarns, and single skeins that were just too beautiful to resist.

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